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Jacques Lacan

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[Revised entry by Adrian Johnston on July 10, 2018. Changes to: Bibliography] Jacques Marie Emile Lacan (April 13, 1901 to September 9, 1981) was a major figure in Parisian intellectual life for much of the twentieth century. Sometimes referred to as "the French Freud," he is an important figure in the history of psychoanalysis. His teachings and writings explore the significance of Freud's discovery of the unconscious both within the theory and practice of analysis itself as well as in connection with a wide range...

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